Even Republicans Didn’t Want Trump to Tweet During Comey Hearing

It really says something when Republican leaders tell Trump not to tweet during an important event.

When Former FBI Director James Comey’s hearing was hours away, Republicans were rightfully anxious.

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Sean Spicer may have told the world that Trump’s tweets are official statements, but we all know it’s a circus and Spicer’s trying to be the ringmaster. The Republicans are finally beginning to realize that.

“Oh, I wish he’d do something else. It’s not going to change the testimony,” said Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, who chaired the Comey hearing. (Source)

It was no secret that Comey would speak unfavorably about Trump thanks to Comey’s opening statement released on Wednesday.

Naturally, this meant there was a high chance of Trump tweeting and saying how sad and wrong Comey is if Trump’s track record is anything to go by.

It’s clear Trump needs someone to hold his hand through his time in office but whether he’ll take the hand is up in the air.

“What I would do is go do my job, let them have their hearing and not give the impression that you’re trying to influence it,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma before the Comey hearing.

Republican lawmakers are hoping that, if Trump can continue to lay low, the commotion of Trump’s circus will die down a little. Then they will be able to focus on Trump’s agenda again.

To everyone’s surprise, Trump didn’t tweet during the hearing. Or at least, not the Trump we were all expecting. Instead, we got Trump Jr. throwing a tantrum on Twitter.

I guess next time, Republicans should be specific on which Trump should not tweet during important events since they can’t figure it out for themselves. Honestly it would be in everyone’s best interest if Trump and his family didn’t tweet at all.


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